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HavanaR Workshop 2018

July 6, 2018
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The first meeting of R users in Cuba, HavanaR! Club 2018, will take place from 29-10-2018 to 02-11-2018. The workshop is organized jointly by the Group of Probability and Statistics of Universidad de La Habana, the __eR-Biostat initiative, the Center...

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R in Latin America

February 4, 2018
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R in Latin America

Following on from our post on R in Africa this next post in the series looks at the R community across Latin America. Conferences As the use of R has grown in Latin America, there has been an increasing demand for local R conferences. The community has responded and a number of conferences are planned for the coming months. International Seminar on Statistics with R One...

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R in Africa

November 30, 2017
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R in Africa

R is used around the world and yet, in English-speaking media at least, we tend to hear most about what is happening in North America, Europe, and Australasia. So we would like to highlight some recent initiatives in the R community from other regions of the world, with this first post in the series focusing on R in Africa. satRdays in Cape Town Following the...

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Girls Coding Workshop, Melbourne

November 19, 2017
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The first girls R coding workshop was held at the Kathleen Symes library in Melbourne, Nov Oct 28, 2017. The girls learned about tidy data concepts, wrangling data tools, and built a shiny app to explore standardised test data from the 2015 OECD Progra...

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useRs Participation in the R Community

June 18, 2017
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useRs Participation in the R Community

In our first and second posts on the useR! 2016 survey we discussed the responses from the demographic and programming sections. The main findings were: The useR! 2016 attendees were predominantly men, typically under 40, White/Caucasian and employed full-time. Women attendees tended to be younger, with less programming experience and lower involvement in package development. Most useRs had a generally positive view...

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useRs Relationship with R

March 11, 2017
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useRs Relationship with R

In our first post on the useR! 2016 survey we discussed the responses from the demographic section, finding in particular that: The useR! 2016 attendees were predominately men, typically under 40, White/Caucasian and employed full-time. Women attendees tended to be younger and less advanced in their careers. Non-Asian minority races and LGBT individuals were under-represented. Approximately a quarter of attendees were caregivers. We now...

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useRs Relationship with R

March 11, 2017
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useRs Relationship with R

In our first post on the useR! 2016 survey we discussed the responses from the demographic section, finding in particular that: The useR! 2016 attendees were predominately men, typically under 40, White/Caucasian and employed full-time. Women attend...

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Emily Robinson, from Social Scientist to Data Scientist

February 7, 2017
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Emily Robinson, from Social Scientist to Data Scientist

Maëlle Salmon, a Forwards collaborator, got the chance to interview Emily Robinson, who recently became a data analyst at Etsy. A very inspiring R-Lady! Hi, Emily! Thanks for letting us interview you! You studied Decision Sciences at Rice University and then graduated from INSEAD with a Master’s degree in Management (specialization in Organizational Behavior). What are those fields? How...

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Emily Robinson, from Social Scientist to Data Scientist

February 7, 2017
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Emily Robinson, from Social Scientist to Data Scientist

Maëlle Salmon, a Forwards collaborator, got the chance to interview Emily Robinson, who recently became a data analyst at Etsy. A very inspiring R-Lady! Hi, Emily! Thanks for letting us interview you! You studied Decision Sciences at Rice University and then graduated from INSEAD with a Master’s degree in Management (specialization in Organizational Behavior). What are those fields? How...

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Call to Join Forwards

January 13, 2017
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Forwards, the R Foundation taskforce on women and other under-represented groups, is seeking to address issues affecting under-represented groups in general as it works to broaden the participation of women in the R community. In order to adequately address such issues, we would like to widen the diversity of the taskforce itself. Accordingly, we are inviting people who are part of under-represented groups -...

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